Gilt-coloured Savile plaque

Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station, takes a break from filming a TV ad for the Golden age of the train, the Scarborough Spa Express steam train excursions. 'AH - " This was the last time I met and photographed Jimmy. He did seem less energetic than previous photocalls, but little did anyone know he wouldn't be around only 3 months later". Picture by Andrew Higgins 02/07/2011
Sir Jimmy Savile at Scarborough railway station, takes a break from filming a TV ad for the Golden age of the train, the Scarborough Spa Express steam train excursions. 'AH - " This was the last time I met and photographed Jimmy. He did seem less energetic than previous photocalls, but little did anyone know he wouldn't be around only 3 months later". Picture by Andrew Higgins 02/07/2011

In addition to a seafront memorial in Scarborough, there would be a gilt-coloured plaque on the wall of Sir Jimmy’s apartment at Wessex Court on the Esplanade, if the suggestion is supported by the residents.

Scarborough and District Civic Society is working on a 19in wide circular plaque which might be inscribed “Sir Jimmy Savile OBE KCSG, 1926-2011 Entertainer and Philanthropist, lived here”.

A blue plaque memorial will be considered in due course – eligibility is 20 years after death.

Sir Jimmy was buried in a gilt, stainless steel coffin following a Requiem Mass at Leeds Cathedral.

A cortege from his Scarborough home took him along the seafront to Woodlands Cemetery, with thousands of people turning out to bid farewell.

People who turned out for Sir Jimmy’s funeral procession said: “He was a happy character. I saw him running in Scarborough a few times. He would always have time for you” and “he was very kind, generous, and unique.”

They also spoke of gifts he gave them.